[CentOS] OT Mailing List Spam

Bart Schaefer barton.schaefer at gmail.com
Fri Oct 3 05:47:53 UTC 2008


On Thu, Oct 2, 2008 at 8:21 PM, Chris Boyd <cboyd at gizmopartners.com> wrote:
>
> On Oct 2, 2008, at 3:17 PM, Vandaman wrote:
>
>> 1. Go to the eircom page or type abuse at eircom in google to get the web
>> form. The form looks like it goes direct to their tech support, they
>> responded very fast.
>
> Yes, but the trend is for the big ISPs to use ARF, which sort of defeats the
> idea of humans filling out forms.

This is getting WAY off topic, but:

ARF is really meant to be a format for ISPs to report abuse to one
another.  For example, when an AOLer clicks the "Report Spam" button,
AOL pastes up an ARF format message and sends it to the entity who
controls the IP address from which AOL received the original message.
This only works if that entity has registered an email address with
AOL's "feedback loop" service.

ARF is not intended for use by end users making spam complaints to abuse desks.


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